The Gran Marcha Nacional por el Derecho al Agua y la Vida (Great National March for the Right to Water and Life) was interpreted as a demand for government coherence. Hundreds of people marched from the northern Andean department of Cajamarca to the capital to express their opposition to any extractive activity that threatens the ecosystems and water resources. On Feb. 1, about 1,000 campesinos and representatives of groups defending water rights left from the area of the lakes that will be most affected by the Conga project, a US $4.8 billion undertaking to extract gold and copper, which will be developed by Minera Yanacocha, a subsidiary of the USbased company Newmont Mining, Per's Buenaventura, and the World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC).
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Chanduví Jaña, Elsa. "National Mobilization in Defense of Water in Per." (2012). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/la_energy_notien/114